J3119

Commending the Nu Tau Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. upon the occasion of hosting its 1st Annual Women of Color Celebration

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Senate Resolution No. 3119

BY: Senator BRESLIN

COMMENDING the Nu Tau Chapter of Omega Psi Phi
Fraternity, Inc. upon the occasion of hosting its
1st Annual Women of Color Celebration

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to recognize and
pay tribute to organizations of true purpose and worthy accomplishment
which are dedicated to serving their community and to celebrating and
preserving their rich ethnic heritage; and

WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern and in full accord with its
long-standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to
commend the Nu Tau Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. upon the
occasion of hosting its 1st Annual Women of Color Celebration; this
momentous week-long occasion will begin on Sunday, November 12, 2017,
and will culminate with an Awards Gala on Saturday, November 18, 2017,
at the Albany Capital Center, Albany, New York; and

WHEREAS, The first international fraternal organization to be
established on the campus of a historically black college, Omega Psi Phi
Fraternity, Inc. was founded on November 17, 1911, at Howard University
in Washington, D.C. by three of the University's undergraduates, Edgar
Amos Love, Oscar James Cooper and Frank Coleman, as well as their
faculty adviser, Dr. Ernest Everett Just; and

WHEREAS, Each of these founders graduated and went on to have
distinguished careers in their chosen fields: Edgar Love became a
Methodist bishop; Oscar Cooper practiced medicine in Philadelphia for
over 50 years; Frank Coleman became the chairman of the Department of
Physics at Howard University and Dr. Ernest E. Just became a
world-renowned biologist and a recipient of the prestigious NAACP
Spingarn Medal; and

WHEREAS, Omega Psi Phi was incorporated under the laws of the
District of Columbia on October 28, 1914; from the initials of the Greek
phrase meaning, friendship is essential to the soul, the name Omega Psi
Phi was derived and the phrase was selected as its motto; and

WHEREAS, Remaining true to its Cardinal Principles of Manhood,
Scholarship, Perseverance and Uplift, Omega Psi Phi initiated a program
in 1955, whereby each graduate chapter would purchase a Life Membership
from the NAACP; and

WHEREAS, On March 5, 1960, at the home of Brother Samuel Jefferson,
a group of nine graduate brothers elected officers for the first
graduate chapter in the Tri-City area under the Omega Psi Phi
Fraternity; the elected officers included: Basileus, Bro. Joseph B.
Robinson; Vice Basileus, Bro. Donald White; Keeper of Records and Seals,
Bro. Earl Goodwind; Keeper of Finance, Bro. Samuel Jefferson; Chapter
Editor, Bro. Emil Drysdale; Chaplain, Bro. Edmund O'Neal, Jr.; Keeper
of the Peace, Bro. Ignatius Collier; and Parliamentarian, Bro. Robert
Jones; and

WHEREAS, A meeting was called to order on April 9, 1960, during
which time the Second District Representative, Bro. Coleman, presented
the charter of membership for Nu Tau Chapter; the chapter's first
initiation was held in December of the same year; and

WHEREAS, Through the years, this vital organization has become a
strong voice against police brutality, efforts to suppress voting rights
and other social ills; the fraternity sough plausible solutions to civil
unrest that erupted in urban communities following fatal police
shootings; and

WHEREAS, In addition, the fraternity joined forces with former
President Barack Obama to promote fatherhood and responsible parenting
through the national Fatherhood Initiative; and

WHEREAS, The success of the Nu Tau Chapter of Omega Psi Phi
Fraternity is in direct correlation to the efforts of its members, whose
involvement is, and always has been, characterized by an impressive
commitment, an unbridled enthusiasm, and an uncompromising standard of
excellence in all endeavors on behalf of the organization and the
community it serves; and

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that when
organizations of such noble aims and accomplishments are brought to our
attention, they should be recognized and celebrated by all the citizens
of the great State of New York; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commend the Nu Tau Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. upon the
occasion of hosting its 1st Annual Women of Color Celebration; and be it
further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to the Nu Tau Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.

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  • 27 / Oct / 2017
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 09 / Jan / 2018
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 09 / Jan / 2018
    • ADOPTED

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J3118

Honoring Buffalo Police K-9 Officer Craig E. Lehner posthumously upon the occasion of his designation as recipient of a Liberty Medal

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Senate Resolution No. 3118

BY: Senator KENNEDY

HONORING Buffalo Police K-9 Officer Craig E.
Lehner posthumously upon the occasion of his
designation as recipient of a Liberty Medal, the
highest honor bestowed upon an individual by the New
York State Senate

WHEREAS, It is incumbent upon the people of the State of New York to
recognize and acknowledge those within our midst who have made
significant contributions to the quality of life therein; and

WHEREAS, From time to time this Legislative Body takes note of
certain extraordinary individuals it wishes to recognize for their
valued contributions to the success and progress of society and publicly
acknowledge their endeavors which have enhanced the basic humanity among
us all; and

WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to honor Buffalo
Police K-9 Officer Craig E. Lehner posthumously upon the occasion of his
designation as recipient of a Liberty Medal, the highest honor bestowed
upon an individual by the New York State Senate; and

WHEREAS, The New York State Senate Liberty Medal was established by
Resolution and is awarded to individuals who have merited special
commendation for exceptional, heroic, or humanitarian acts on behalf of
their fellow New Yorkers; and

WHEREAS, Buffalo Police K-9 Officer Craig E. Lehner made the
ultimate sacrifice on Friday, October 13, 2017, while faithfully
executing his responsibilities, serving with dedication, loyalty and
compassion; and

WHEREAS, A 34-year-old resident of Buffalo, New York, Officer Craig
E. Lehner died in the line of duty following an underwater training
exercise in the Niagara River; and

WHEREAS, Officer Craig E. Lehner served as a member of the Buffalo
Police Department's Underwater Recovery team, as well as the Buffalo
Police K-9 Unit, sharing an inseparable bond with his German Shepherd,
Shield; and

WHEREAS, Officer Craig E. Lehner valiantly served his country as a
member of the United States Army National Guard; a military police
officer for 16 years, he was assigned to the 105th Military Police
Company at Masten Armory in Buffalo; and

WHEREAS, Achieving the rank of Staff Sergeant, Officer Craig E.
Lehner was deployed to Iraq in 2011, and served at Guantanamo Bay
detention facility in Cuba from 2014 to 2015; and

WHEREAS, Upon the completion of his military service, Officer Craig
E. Lehner was awarded more than a dozen medals, including the Army
Commendation Medal, Air Assault Badge, Global War on Terrorism
Expeditionary Medal, and five Army Achievement Medals; and


WHEREAS, A true asset to his beloved community, Officer Craig E.
Lehner, along with his K-9 Officer Shield, gave tirelessly of their time
and energies to Fantastic Friends, a local organization that works with
children with special needs; and

WHEREAS, Predeceased by his father, Donald; and two brothers, Thomas
and Jeffrey, Officer Craig E. Lehner is survived by his mother,
Kathleen; siblings, Donna, her husband (Jeffrey), Michael, his wife
(Chris), Linda, her husband (Jim), Kerry, her husband (Wayne) and
Cherelyn, and her husband (Andrew); and several nieces, nephews, aunts,
uncles and cousins; and

WHEREAS, Officer Craig E. Lehner exemplified what it truly means to
give of himself in providing vital police services and in keeping with
the noble mission of the Buffalo Police Department; and

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body that those
dedicated public servants who unselfishly devote their lives to the
preservation of order and the protection of others are worthy and due
full praise for their commitment and noble endeavors; now, therefore, be
it

RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Buffalo Police K-9 Officer Craig E. Lehner upon the occasion of
his designation as recipient of a Liberty Medal, the highest honor
bestowed upon an individual by the New York State Senate; and be it
further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to the family of Buffalo Police K-9 Officer Craig E. Lehner.

actions

  • 27 / Oct / 2017
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 09 / Jan / 2018
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 09 / Jan / 2018
    • ADOPTED

Resolution Details

Law Section:
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